Small Businesses

Guidance for reopening - Coronavirus.LACity.org/Business
L.A. Regional COVID Fund - lacovidfund.org
L.A. Al Fresco - corona-virus.la/laalfresco
City of Los Angeles Microloan Program: ewddlacity.com/index.php/microloan-program
SBA Disaster Assistance: sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19
Get help applying for loans: lacountyhelpcenter.org; 833-238-4450; disasterhelpcenter@lacounty.gov
LA Small Business Resilience Toolkitewddlacity.com/images/business/COVID19_BusinessResilienceToolkit_v4.pdf
Jewish Free Loan Association - jfla.org
Resources for landlords - hcidla2.lacity.org/landlordtenant-legal-service-resources
Restaurants: Apply to join LA City's Great Plates Delivered Program - wdacs.lacounty.gov/greatplates
Moratorium on commercial evictions - corona-virus.la/english/mayor-garcetti-orders-moratorium-commercial-evictions

Small Business Resource Webinars with Bet Tzedek:

  • Greater Wilshire, Hollywood, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake Small Business Resource Webinar - Thursday, September 10th - View recording here.
  • Sherman Oaks and Toluca Lake Small Business Resource Webinar - Thursday, September 24th - Register here.

Information on re-opening:

If you are self employed or an independent contractor:

  • Disability Insurance Elective Coverage - edd.ca.gov/disability/Self-Employed.htm
  • The California Employment Development Department offers Disability Insurance Elective Coverage for employers and self-employed individuals who want to be covered by Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave.

If you own a business that is facing potential closures or layoffs:

  • Rapid Response Services for Businesses - edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de8714rrb.pdf
  • The Rapid Response Services for Businesses is a state program that can assist companies facing potential layoffs or closures. Contact your local America’s Job Center of California to learn more about these services. 

Los Angeles City economic relief for small businesses:

  • LA Regional COVID Fund - lacovidfund.org
  • City of Los Angeles Microloan Program - ewddlacity.com/index.php/microloan-program
  • LA Cares Program - ewddlacity.com/index.php/lacarescorps
  • Small Business Development Center - smallbizla.org/covid19/funding
  • Mayor Garcetti announced an $11 million economic relief package for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, and you can apply here
  • The County and City of Los Angeles, in partnership with institutional and corporate philanthropy, have come together to create the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund. The regional fund will offer loan and grant resources to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits. You can apply online.
  • The Mayor also announced the opening of the L.A. Cares program, which is a partnership between the City and the County to assist small local businesses in applying for loans. There are City, State, and Federal resources available to small businesses who are struggling, and the L.A. Cares program can help you figure out which ones you are eligible for.
  • The Small Business Development Center has a list of helpful resources here.

Small Business Administration assistance:

  • SBA Disaster Assistance - disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is also offering Disaster Assistance to all California small businesses economically impacted by the Coronavirus with low-interest (2.75-3.75%) federal disaster loans of up to $2 million for long-term repayment plans of up to 30 years. You can find additional information as well as download applications here. For questions regarding SBA loans, you can call 800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. 

Moratorium on commercial evictions:

  • During the Local Emergency Period and for three months afterwards, property owners cannot evict a tenant of Commercial Real Property for non-payment of rent if the tenant is unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The L.A. Protects Initiative:

  • LA Protects - laprotects.org
  • The Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced an initiative, “L.A. Protects”, to organize local manufacturers to produce five million non-medical grade masks for workers in essential sectors, non-medical staff in hospitals, and medical patients across the City of Los Angeles. For more information on how you can help out, click here.

  More information on business reopening & guidelines:

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